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April 2, 2021
Super Mario from Espritpatch

 Nearly 10 years later, I have a quilt top.... I was planning on making 15 blocks originally but after I got them all out to check how many more I needed, I realised that 12 blocks would already make a decent size quilt.

After playing with the blocks to pick the sashing, I decided to add a black strip to 2 sides of the blocks.


 That's when I realised that I made a mistake in the question mark block that wasn't square (17x18) so I unpicked and rectified it.

All the blocks are bordered by a 3'' grey ...

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March 9, 2021
Boho Heart HST from Espritpatch

 Week 2 of the Boho Heart quilt-along (early February) was all about HST. The blocks were not necessarily difficult but I didn't get to them until the last week of Febraury and I am still sadly 2 blocks short... Here are the ones I have made so far. 

Windblown

16-patch HST


9-patch HST


Pinwheel Courthouse


Shoo Fly


And 3 simple HST

And while working on these pink blocks, I also made 2 pink blocks for my 365 Challenge quilt
13 May

and 12 June

All of these blocks were from February.

I am very much behind with this quilt-along ...

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February 25, 2021
Paper piecing from Espritpatch

 This block seems to have taken forever... admittedly there were lots of pieces but the Tardis block is finished! My third block for the Fandom in stitch quilt along.

I also noticed that on the D-0 block there was one seam where the fabric was too short so I had a hole in the seam. I unpicked the piece that was too short, not sure that was the best idea actually...


I have managed to slot a piece back in the big hole by sewing the straight seam but all the other seams look quite difficult to sew back on ...

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February 12, 2021
Boho Heart from Espritpatch

Another new project that had caught my eye! The Boho Heart Sew Along started earlier this month and I am already behind. Never mind, I have at least started, first by spending a few evenings cutting stripes, both for this pattern but also for my Gipsy Wife quilt that has been long abandoned as well. I have picked low volume, neutral light tones for both quilts. I still don't have enough stripes but the piles are slowly growing.


And I have finally finished all the blocks from week 1 - one full week late....

This week, we made 2 checkerboard ...

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February 2, 2021
Family Football Traditions from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

The Doan Family celebrating last years big game in February 2020.

Does your family have football traditions? Here in Hamilton, Missouri we love to celebrate our favorite Kansas City football team and we are so excited to see them bringing more attention to the great state of Missouri once again. Whether your family goes to the backyard to throw around the pig skin or serves up an incredible halftime meal, we hope that you have a chance to enjoy your festivities of choice safely!

For those of us looking to make changes this year and celebrate smaller, there are still ...

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January 26, 2021
365 challenge blocks from Espritpatch

 I am still slowing adding to my collection... last week I managed to make 7 more blocks

16 July - 3'' green


16 December - 6'' pink

17 July - 3'' green

18 August - 3'' green


18 October - 3'' green

19 July - 3'' green

20 October - 3'' green

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January 19, 2021
UFO - 1 from Espritpatch

Another UFO bites the dust! I had a bag of leftover blocks (8 of them finishing at 6") from over 10 years ago (I originally made the blocks during a Mystery Night in 2007...) 


and a multitude of HST (not yet trimmed!) 

that I had stashed away probably too make a cushion cover similar to the one I made 9 years ago. You can read all the details here


I found the bag again a week or so ago and decided that I worked probably never do anything with those so it was time to let them go. Well they ...

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December 1, 2020
12 Days of Christmas Cards 2020 – Day 01 from Seams To Be Sew

Yep, it’s finally here and I am so excited about this year’s patterns. As you can see, the theme this year is cards. What you’ll...

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Quilt Block Mania – December – Released Early… from Seams To Be Sew

Yep, it’s still November and I am releasing early. With 12 Days starting tomorrow, these posts will release fairly close together but at the same...

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November 18, 2020
Take a Look Behind the Scenes of BLOCK Magazine and Join Us for a BLOCK Party TONIGHT! from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

BLOCK Magazine is an “idea book” designed, produced, and published by Missouri Star Quilt Co. As you flip through each glossy page you’ll find gorgeous photography, fun patterns, brilliant ideas, and one-of-a-kind stories! For seven years – hard work, creativity and pure love has been poured into each issue!

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Go Behind the Scenes

Q: How many people does it take to make an issue of BLOCK Magazine?
A: It takes a team of about forty people!

Here’s how they do it:

Each issue of BLOCK starts with thoughtful planning months in advance. First, the design ...

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August 3, 2020
Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 4 from Gray Barn Designs

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in today with the 4th block of our Christmas 2020 Series.

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd

Sandy’s design for this little Santa Gnome is so cute!  I decided to make two versions, one with a dark background and one with a light background.

Branded Gnome White Background

Click on the link below for the pattern:

RC 2020 Sew Along Day 4 Santa Gnome

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd

 

The post Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 4 appeared first on Gray Barn Designs.

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July 23, 2020
Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 2 from Gray Barn Designs

Greetings!  We’re happy to present the next block for our Rustic Christmas PAPER PIECING SEW ALONG.

Sandy created this super easy Christmas star block.  Red Star LogoI decided to play around with Christmas colors and am loving this polka dot background. White Star LogoNEXT I used the polka dot fabric for the star center.  This is nice and bright!  If you are new to paper piecing, this is an easy pattern to test your skills  The weekend is fast approaching, we hope you have plenty of summer sewing time to try something new!

Click on the link below for the Rustic Christmas paper ...

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July 21, 2020
FREEE Paper Pieced Christmas Blocks from Gray Barn Designs

Hello!  It’s Cindy bragging about Sandy designing the cutest paper pieced Christmas block patterns.  2 trees black backgroundSince Sandy designed 4 very adorable blocks, we’re hosting a PAPER PIECING SEW ALONG.  You can make a Christmas banner, a table runner or a mini wall hanging.  We think either one is guaranteed to make your 2020 holidays brighter!

The first block is a rustic evergreen tree.  For printing these patterns, we suggest using thin copy paper or a special paper made for paper piecing from your favorite quilting store.

Since I am a novice at paper piecing, I used colored pencils to ...

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November 27, 2019
The Patchsmith's Sampler Sew-Along - blocks 1, 2, and 3 from Amy Made That

Hello, Friends!
Have you ever joined a sew-along?
I would highly recommend one that is going on right now

over at The Patchsmith's lovely blog:

To get started, order your copy of the book,
The Patchsmith's Sampler Quilt Blocks here on Craftsy.
There are 50 amazing blocks,
fun for anyone to create, 
whether you are an experienced stitcher, 
or someone who is just developing your sewing skills!



The book is priced at only $12.99 - what a bargain!
It's in PDF format, and you can choose to print any or all pages.
I'm just using the ...

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October 21, 2019
Make This: Double Crossed Quilt Block Tutorial from The Cloth Parcel

We have a fun new quilt block tutorial for you today! Say hello to the Double Crossed Block. It’s an upsized version of the Christmas Plus quilt block that we designed for Moda Bake Shop, finishing at 12.5″ square (12″ square once pieced into a quilt). We also added that little pop of red on […]

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October 14, 2019
10 Soft Toy Blocks You Can Sew from Patchwork Posse

Soft toy blocks are so cute and simple to sew! They make great presents for any occasion.  Personalize them with initials, fussy cut the squares, add fun faces…the options are endless really!

You’ll find a full collection of fabric toy blocks here- some large, some small, some different shapes! 

Time to have some fun!

FREE SOFT TOY BLOCK TUTORIALS

Materials:

Fabric- pick it up at Connecting threads or Fat Quarter Shop

Polyfil stuffing

Needle and thread

Supplies you may need:

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10 Soft Toy Blocks You Can Sew from Patchwork Posse

Soft toy blocks are so cute and simple to sew! They make great presents for any occasion.  Personalize them with initials, fussy cut the squares, add fun faces…the options are endless really!

You’ll find a full collection of fabric toy blocks here- some large, some small, some different shapes! 

Time to have some fun!

FREE SOFT TOY BLOCK TUTORIALS

Materials:

Fabric- pick it up at Connecting threads or Fat Quarter Shop

Polyfil stuffing

Needle and thread

Supplies you may need:

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May 21, 2018
Look How They Shine For You from Girl x Fabric

Previously I talked about starting my Jaybird journey with Gazebo.  With that done, I’m on to Night Sky. Like Gazebo, this is much simpler than it looks.  Night Sky uses the Sidekick ruler, which has a bunch of lines all over it as well. But once you understand how it works and use it, it’s... Continue Reading →

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